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Polar Express locomotive will not smoke with smoke fluid in stack and smoke switch on.

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You may have to check if there is power to the heating element. You can also check to see if there is too much fluid. You can also put the engine in neutral and tap the chimney hole a few time to kind of "prime" the smoke unit.

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SOURCE: Lionel Polar Express Berkshire Locomotive will only go in reverse

No doubt the transistor in the motor controller inside the engine is shorted TIP31C Q6 If you have the skills you can repair the unit. Parts are cheap, like 50 cents. Expense is shipping. Have repaired at least one that had the probblem you describe
good luck

Posted on Dec 23, 2009

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Check that you have added the smoke fluid (oil) to the engine and that it has not run dry. The smoke from the engine is generated by a small chamber with a heating element built in. The heating element gets hot as the loco runs and heats the smoke fluid up which in turn creates the steam/smoke. If there is no fluid the heating element can over heat and will smell as you describe. Not sure if your model has a smoke effect on/off switch, if it has switch it off if you do require the smoke effect.

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